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In California, Proposition 64 Could Bring Less Tax Revenue Than Once Expected

California ACLU Endorses Adult Use of Marijuana Act

California ACLU Endorses Adult Use of Marijuana Act

On June 14, 2016, the California chapter of the America Civil Liberties Union officially endorsed the Adult Use Marijuana Act, which would legalize recreational marijuana in the state.

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Report Shows Racial Disparities in Enforcement of California Pot Infractions

In California, blacks and Latinos are more likely to be charged with marijuana infractions despite similar usage rates as whites. In a press release about the new report, the Drug Policy Alliance said “racial disparities in marijuana policing have persisted,” despite the 2011 change in California law that reduced penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana.

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Marijuana Infraction Enforcement Nearly 4 Times More Severe for Black Californians and 1.5 Times More Severe for Latino Californians than for Whites, Finds New DPA and ACLU Report

OAKLAND, Calif., May 31, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — New data analyses conducted by the Drug Policy Alliance and ACLU of California find that racial disparities in marijuana policing have persisted, following the reduction of low-level marijuana possession from a misdemeanor to an infraction in 2011.


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